I found the following video quite interesting. This is Black Eyed Peas’ “Pump it” covered by a man playing a lute.

Most songs we see a lute present in are set in a similar setting to an acoustic guitar. While this could be played with a guitar, its not the same singer/songwriter or up-class feel we normally get from this instrument being played. I thought it was nice to see this instrument used in another fashion.

The song, “Pump It” is a song about playing the music really loud and blasting music through the speakers. The lyrics also state, “when we play you shake your a**.” This song being played by the lute is a bit contradictory because it is such a low, not loud, and not very evoking of the a** shaking. It would be interesting to see how this lute song could hold up with the lyrics of the song. I’ve attached the Black Eyed Peas version and the lyrics below for your viewing pleasure.

Please beware, there is some explicit language. 

“Pump It”

Ha ha ha
Pump it
Ha ha ha
And pump it (louder) [4x]

Turn up the radio
Blast your stereo
Right

Niggas wanna hate on us (who)
Niggas be envious (who)
And I know why they hatin’ on us (why)
Cause that’s so fabulous (what)
I’ma be real on us (c’mon)
Nobody got nuttin’ on us (no)
Girls be all on us, from London back down to the US (s, s)

We rockin’ it (contagious), monkey business (outrageous)
Just confess, your girl admits that we the shit

F-R-E-S-H We (fresh)
D-E-F, that’s right we def (rock)
We definite B-E-P, we reppin’ it
So, turn it up (turn it up) [3x]
C’mon baby, just

Pump it (louder) [6x]

And say, oh oh oh oh
Say, oh oh oh oh
Yo, yo

Turn up the radio
Blast your stereo
Right now
This joint is fizzlin’
It’s sizzlin’
Right

(Yo, check this out right here)
Dude wanna hate on us (dude)
Dude need’a ease on up (dude)
Dude wanna act on up
But dude get shut like flavor shut (down)
Chicks say, she ain’t down
But chick backstage when we in town (ha)
She like man on drunk (fool)
She wanna hit n’ run (errr)
Yeah, that’s the speed
That’s what we do
That’s who we be
B-L-A-C-K -E -Y-E-D-P to the E, then the A to the S
When we play you shake your ass
Shake it, shake it, shake it girl
Make sure you don’t break it, girl
Cause we gonna

Turn it up (turn it up) [3x]
C’mon baby, just
Pump it (louder) [6x]

And say, oh oh oh oh
Say, oh oh oh oh
Yo, yo
Turn up the radio
Blast your stereo
Right now
This joint is fizzlin’
It’s sizzlin’
Right

Damn (damn) [5x]

Wow

Apl. de ap. from Philippines
Live and direct, rocking this scene
Breaking on down for the B-boys
And B-girls waiting to do their thing
Pump it, louder come on
Don’t stop, and keep it goin’
Do it, lets get it on
Move it!

Come on, baby, do it

La-da-di-dup-dup die dy
On the stereo
Let those speakers blow your mind
(Blow my mind, baby)
To let it go, let it go
Here we go
La-da-di-dup-dup die dy (c’mon, we’re there)
On the radio
The system is gonna feel so fine

Pump it (louder) [6x]

And say, oh oh oh oh
Say, oh oh oh oh
Yo, yo
Turn up the radio
Blast your stereo
Right now
This joint is fizzlin’
It’s sizzlin’
Right

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